Vikash Sharma

Mitigating intense hot and humid conditions has almost become a tough task for people in different parts of Odisha, including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. It's already been over 17 days since Odisha witnessed heatwave to severe heatwave conditions (since the first week of April 2024).

As per IMD, there will be no major change in the conditions till the next couple of days. Moreover, the IMD on Tuesday issued a ‘red warning’ for the twin cities for severe heatwave.

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The mercury touched the 44-degree mark before noon in Odisha with Balasore recording 44.1 degree C by 11:30 am on Tuesday. Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 43.6 degree C while Jharsuguda recorded 42.5 degrees by 11:30 am.

Earlier today, Baripada recorded the highest maximum temperature of 38.4 degrees by 8:30 am. While the mercury touched 35.8 degrees in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar recorded 34.6 by 8:30 am.

On Monday, Baripada recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees. Similarly, 32 places in Odisha also recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degrees or above.

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